My parents are letting me repaint my room soon, it is currently bright pink.
EWWW!! It is a large room but my mom wont let me paint it black. Do you have
any suggestions that will make my room a gothic color without it being
BLACK!!!! I cant think of anything, and your help is needed. Thanks
Choosing a room color is an interesting proposition as it sets the tone for the rest of your room. That being said, it's not the most important thing. In the past I've written an article about designing a Gothic room around an un-Goth wall color, which you might find interesting. But! That being said, you've been given a great gift in being able to repaint your room. So, my top picks for a room color would be:
Red is an extremely pretty room color that comes into trend every now and again for home designs, especially the bedroom. If an all-red room seems overwhelming, consider painting an accent wall red and the other walls a more neutral color.
So, black is out, but what about gray? Grays come in a lot of tones from almost-white to charcoal and lots of undertones, from warm pinky-grays to cool blue-grays. A medium tone gray makes a great plain background that will match with lots of different decor styles.
A gorgeous royal purple is a great color for any kind of elegant gothic room. Deep purples lend themselves well toward Victorian or Romantic designs but are actually quite versatile. Bane of Goth It Yourself has a lot of purple in her home so you can see what it might look like for your space.
But, as I've said, you can make a Goth room out of any paint color. My room is robin's egg blue, for example, and I quite like how it looks. You could make a gorgeous Gothic room with a rich emerald green or a pale lavender or stark white. Don't forget that you can also use vinyl decals, stencils, or other add-ons to your color to give it an look unique to your space. So pick something that plays well with the decor of your room and get painting!